Definitions

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  • n. A Latin-American fiesta costume usually heavily embroidered and very full in the skirt.

Etymologies

American Spanish, from Spanish, baby walker, chicken coop, from pollo (chicken). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "To dress up in a pollera is a thing of pride; it shows who we are."

    FOXNews.com

  • They carry our various activities, such as, selling cosmetics by catalog, clothing, and making 'polleras' (A pollera is a traditional long skirt worn by women in some regions of Bolivia), 'pollera' underskirts, mantillas (head scarves), while other members make and sell lunches and other meals in the city's market.

    Kiva Loans

  • And Morales 'has made a point of promoting women to prominent posts; his Cabinet is equal parts male and female - though they tend toward middle-aged Indians in "pollera" skirts and shawls.

    Eyewitness News

  • At a photo session for the new Cabinet, men and women in black and pink power suits stood next to indigenous women in traditional "pollera" skirts, knit shawls and hats - each unique to a different area of Bolivia.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • A Bolivian Quechua woman, dressed in the traditional montera (hat) and colorful pollera (skirt), nods in approval when the phrase is translated.

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  • Y sólo los cobardes se esconden tras la pollera de una mujer.

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  • En ese tiempo, trabajaba en el Ejército y ella se presentó en mi oficina con unos tacos negros altísimos (que a mí me hubieran dado vértigo), pollera súper formal negra y una seguridad de cirujano.

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • There the population speaks Quechua wears much more traditional clothes, pollera skirts little hats, and brightly coloured knit hats.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • This doll's locks are sometimes black and woven into braids, and she wears low black shoes, a shawl and a long, colorful, patterned skirt known as a "pollera."

    FOXNews.com

  • Pasando por pollera de plato, pantalón pata de elefante, polleras, vestidos etc.

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